Adult Classes

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The Oakland Ballet School offers adult classes for those interested in trying ballet for the very first time to the advanced dancer looking to continue their study and enjoyment of dance. Drop-in classes allow for flexibility in ones schedule while our adult sessions progress technique, vocabulary, and movement through 6-week courses.


Teen / Adult Introduction to Ballet

This class is perfect for the absolute beginner or for the dancer who is perhaps returning to ballet for the first time since their youth. The class moves at a more slow and methodical pace, focusing on proper alignment, muscle engagement, and coordination, while learning the basic positions of the legs and arms and foundational movements such as plié, battement tendu, relevé, and souté. It is recommended that dancers who have never taken ballet attend an Introductory Course before joining Beginning Ballet.

Introduction to Ballet    New Sessions beginning July 14!

  • Wednesday, 6:15-7:15pm 
    Fee: $114 – 6-week session, July 14-August 18
  • Wednesday, 7:30-8:30pm
    Fee: $114 – 6-week session, July 14-August 18
  • Saturday, 12:00-1:00pm
    Fee: $114 – 6-week session, July 17-August 21

Fees are due in-full prior to the start of the session. Due to the limited number of in-studio participants and increased restrictions related to Covid, drop-in classes will not be allowed. 

Registration Procedures 

Registration for the July session has closed. Contact us to be placed on our Email list for future sessions.

  2. Once received, a registration confirmation will be emailed, including payment options.
  3. Questions? You can reach us at or (510)530-7516.


Adult Drop-In Classes

Drop-In classes return Summer 2021!

The emphasis in these classes is on the enjoyment of movement, proper alignment, increased strength, and building an appreciation of dance. Classes begin with floor-barre exercises, which are designed to work on core strength, turn-out, and flexibility, followed by traditional barre and center work. Classes are on-going. Students may join at any time!

Beginning – Recommended for students who have taken an introductory course or who have had at least six months of previous ballet experience. Not best for the absolute beginner.

Beginning-Intermediate – This class is ideal for dancers who have had two or more years of ballet experience. Steps are combined to form more complex combinations both in the center and across the floor.

Open Advanced – This combined youth and adult class is ideal for the dancer who studied ballet throughout their youth or extensively as an adult.  It is a challenging yet fun class that has increased emphasis on turns and jumps.

Drop-In Class Schedule 

  • Beginning Ballet
    Monday,  6:15-7:30pm


  • 4-Class Pass: $72
  • Drop-in Classes: $20/class

New Registration procedures for adult drop-in classes:

  1. Pre-Registration required. A minimum number of attendees required for the class to be held.
  2. To purchase a 4-Class Pass, Register Here.
  3. To purchase a Drop-In Class, Register Here.
  4. Arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your first class to complete the waiver of liability.

 Please contact us if you have any questions.

Tuition Policies

  • Payments are due in full before class.
  • Class cards are valid for the 6-week summer session. 
  • A 3% fee will be added for credit card payments.
  • Returned checks are subject to a fee of $25 per occurrence.
  • Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Private Lessons

  • Private lessons are available. Please inquire for details.

Dress Code

The adult program has no specific dress code. Dancers may wear ballet attire or any comfortable exercise attire. Form fitting clothing that is easy to move and stretch in is recommended. Ballet shoes are required.


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